Category Archives: motivation

The Color of My Shirt

So, I’ll share this…. One of the hassles about living with a chronic form of leukemia is that it’s always there. It may lie quietly in remission showing no clinical evidence of being there…. but it is there.  You may feel strong and fit and like your old pre-cancerous self, but the monster is in there…lurking. This [...]
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The Courage to Succeed

How do you define success in a race? For some, success equals winning. But “winning” itself may also take on different meanings for different people. Does finishing with a PR define your success? Or does simply finishing the race determine that your day was successful? Such that your finisher medal is your living proof of [...]
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Sunsets

The thing about racing sunsets is that in time the sunset will ultimately always win. In spite of our best efforts, and all the hope and belief we can muster, the sunset is going to win. But if we’re lucky, that sun can set with breathtaking beauty. The key is being able to enjoy that [...]
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery – All Clear!

Hey gang! I had my post surgery check up with my hand surgeon yesterday and everything looked perfect. He told me that he had no issues whatsoever during surgery and was confident that all carpal tunnel pressure should now be relieved. Woo hoo! He removed the stitches and set me free. Now I just have [...]
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Glass More Than Half Full

I was being a little more reflective than usual on my run the other day. During that reflection I realized that I’ve had a fair share of little bugs that needed repair over the last 14 months. Some bugs were smaller than others, and some perhaps not that small at all in comparison. As I [...]
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Dear Younger Steve

A few messages I’d like to relay back to my much younger self. I have a feeling some may be pretty universal… There is no always and there is no never Nobody owes you a thing Take that risk and don’t be afraid to fall flat on your face Be respectful of everyone around you as you never know [...]
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FDA Approves Immunotherapy for Blood Cancer Patients

Today heralds a new era in cancer treatment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new, cutting-edge gene therapy that reprograms a patient’s immune system to find and kill cancer cells. This highly personalized therapy known as Kymriah (previously CTL019 or tisagenlecleucel-T) signifies the promise of CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) [...]
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Tommy John Ad Graphic

I recently helped out Tommy John by contributing to one of their ad graphics. Check out my “expert” tip below. And just who or what is Tommy John besides a retired baseball pitcher who has an elbow surgery named after him? Glad you asked. Visit tommyjohn.com for more.
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USA Triathlon Regional Council

Some of you may know  that I served on the USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Council from 2006-2015. I’m happy to say that after a couple of heart to heart conversations with Council Chair and good buddy Rob Vigorito, I’ve accepted an offer to come back. There are some cool things happening here in the area  and [...]
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Breaking Team in Trainin News

Registration for Saint Anthony’s Triathlon on April 29th, 2018, has opened. Join the Team today to take advantage of the Early Bird commitment level pricing. Use code TRITNT to join for free ($100 value, expires 7/31/17) http://bit.ly/TNTFY18Reg
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